Coming hot on the heels of his 'Love For The Art' EP is Melchior Sultana's new EP, 'Timeless'. The Maltese multi-instrumentalists latest is being released on his very own Profound Sound label, as was 'Love For The Art'. The release captures everything you love about Melchior Sultana, laid back house grooves, live instrumentation and blissful atmospheric keyboards. The four tracker features three Sultana originals and a remix of the title track from Dean Demanuele.
Side A opens with the title track, 'Timeless'. Opening with a shuffling beat and a guitar ostinato, the track pushes forward, bringing you with it. Bouncing chords and far off synths come into the mix and fill up the track as a spoken word part joins in on top. Dean Demanuele remix of 'Timeless' Opens with a bouncy keyboard and beat, The track is markedly more dancefloor ready than the original. With a straighter beat and a bass line that sucks you in, this is the best type of remix. It reimagines the original in a new context but without losing any of its essence.
'The Message' gets things started on the flipside with hand percussion and distant atmospherics. The kick comes in underneath, collaborating with the bass line to give 'The Message' a serious low end groove. A classic house snare and hi hat combo fills up the rhythm as chords and a distant vocal sample clear your head. The final track is 'I'm Serious', Altered Flute, Big, ambient chords lay the background before the beat joins in. Thoroughly laidback, there is no hurry in 'I'm Serious', even as the beat builds and synth melodies join the track. We return sporadically to the flute, which lends a wistful air to the track.